Bug 1568609 - subscription-manager help fixes needed for new "subscription-manager list --after" implementation
Summary: subscription-manager help fixes needed for new "subscription-manager list --a...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: subscription-manager
Version: 7.6
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: candlepin-bugs
QA Contact: Red Hat subscription-manager QE Team
Depends On:
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Reported: 2018-04-17 22:42 UTC by John Sefler
Modified: 2018-10-30 10:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: subscription-manager-1.21.5-1
Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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Last Closed: 2018-10-30 10:36:03 UTC
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Github candlepin subscription-manager pull 1827 0 None closed 1568609: Updated man page for --after list option 2020-04-17 10:14:23 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2018:3153 0 None None None 2018-10-30 10:37:12 UTC

Description John Sefler 2018-04-17 22:42:53 UTC
Description of problem:

To documentation issues....
1. After the implementation of RFE Bug 1479353 that introduced the new "--after" command line option to the list module, we need a description for it in the man page under the LIST OPTIONS.

2. On the command line help description for the new "--after", we need to re-work the trailing part of the message due to subscription-manager commit  2e4c2b8ab686bd240b99acb8d9c149e4aa7010d8 "Condition requiring --after and --all is unnecessary"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
[root@jsefler-rhel7 ~]# man -P cat subscription-manager | grep -A10 -- "--after"
[root@jsefler-rhel7 ~]# 

^^^ EXPECTED to find a description of the "--after" list option 

[root@jsefler-rhel7 ~]# subscription-manager list --help | grep "after=AFTER" -A1
  --after=AFTER         show pools that are active on or after the given date;
                        only used with --available and --all

^^^ EXPECTED            only used with --available

Comment 2 John Sefler 2018-04-17 23:01:33 UTC
The bash completion is also missing....

[root@jsefler-rhel7 ~]# subscription-manager list --<TAB><TAB>
--all              --installed        --noproxy          --proxypassword
--available        --matches          --ondate           --proxyuser
--consumed         --match-installed  --pool-only        --servicelevel
--help             --no-overlap       --proxy  

^^^ EXPECTED to find "--after" in the bash completion list above

Comment 3 John Sefler 2018-04-18 11:05:31 UTC
I'd also like to suggest that the name of the "--after" option be changed to "--afterdate" to complement the "--ondate" option and to provide the user a clue that the option takes a date value.

Comment 6 Rehana 2018-08-21 06:18:07 UTC
Verifying on :


1. Man page now contains help for --afterdate option 

# man -P cat subscription-manager | grep -A3 -- "--after"
              Shows pools that are active on or after the given date. This is only used with the --available option.

2. Help is now updated stating the new option --afterdate should be only used with --available option

#  subscription-manager list --help | grep "afterdate=AFTER" -A2
                        show pools that are active on or after the given date;
                        only used with --available (example: 2018-08-21)

3. Tab completion now working for the new --afterdate option

# subscription-manager list --<TAB><TAB>
--afterdate        --available        --help             --matches          --no-overlap       --ondate           --proxy            --proxyuser        
--all              --consumed         --installed        --match-installed  --noproxy          --pool-only        --proxypassword    --servicelevel    

--afterdate is now listed the tab completion list of options 

Also as suggested in comment 3, the option --after is now changed to --afterdate

Based on the above observations, moving the bug to verified.

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 10:36:03 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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